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Junior Research Fellowships (social sciences | USA | India)


The Junior Research Fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) support doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study that advance understanding of India in the United States. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

The Fellowships provide:

  • Maintenance stipend per month: Rs 52,500
  • Research and travel per month: Rs 22,500
  • Dollar supplement per month:$70
  • Per dependent allowance per month: Rs 15,000

Fellows based in Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay) or New Delhi receive an additional 25 percent cost of living supplement for maintenance, dollar and dependent allowances.

Applications are due on November 15, 2023.

Full application due:
November 15, 2023

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